I’m under the conviction that there are a lot of new detectorists and the chances are that at least one of them will be hunting the local playground every now and then, leaving it empty for me. So my plan is to go more often for short hunts in the morning, before annoying kids show up :p I can’t last long anyway because it’s a lot of digging garbage. Well nothing unusual. Just get tired of digging all ID’s and end up going for the coins in the end. People rarely seem to lose jewellery there for some reason.
Today I took my big old 28cm coil with the uneven resin finish and the purple led light. You can do playgrounds with small coils because of all the targets sitting close together sometimes, but i’m fine. A few 4-6mm jeans ringlets. I don’t need smaller than that so the big coil is fine. The coins etc do sound out.
Lots of 10 and 20’s under the big swing for some reason. Some even half exposed.
A total of 8 euro so not too bad for a bit more than an hour. I’ll be going to the coast in the weekend woth the Sovereign GT (and Deus as backup cos you never know with those oldies :p). No idea what to expect. THe beach can be sanded in and quite empty, but i figure that there must have been some crowds already with the hot weather lately. Now it’s rainy and not too warm.
I used to have a rubber case for the unit which i took the screen part out with scissors as it gets very unclear to see the screen. Then I did some hotglue borders to keep the dust out. I had two of those rubber things but gave them with the detectors I sold so now i had nothing except the stupid fake leather black ones. So I watched the online cases and then decided to keep Muh Muney and use that one arm-pouch. I stuck some plastic bits on the keys to make it a lot easier to push the buttons and i cut some arms off the pouch and voila. Even better against dust now and easier to push 😀
After I took my Deus II to Montenegro for the underwater detecting at the beach, I traded it for some cash and a Deus I with HF coil. The reason is that I just can’t get along with how it sounds. In Montenegro i did take it underwater, but when am i going to snorkel again and find stuff to pay back what it cost ? The sounds are so confusing to me, like when I was on Sutomore beach a lot of the targets turned out to be very small molten aluminium blobs, while everytime I thought i had a bigger target. I tried all sound settings and I’m tired of having an expensive detector and getting annoyed by it. Also I had a really bad year on the fields here, not justifying having this high-end find-it-all detector. I really liked the old Deus and used it in 2014 to wade in the sea and I found plenty so I’m just going to do that again. I’m not waiting to have a superdeep detector for the underwater part of beach anyway since i can’t dig that deep. I didn’t get my Sovereign GT sold for a decent price so I’ll use it again here at the Belgian coast
Here’s our photos from the 5-day trip in May 2022. The beaches of Houlgate and Villers-Sur-Mer had close to nothing to offer because there weren’t many people that time of year. I found 10 cents lol. I didn’t detect that much anyway.
I did a very stupid thing after swapping my own Deus II : i told my mate I wanted to buy his deus II because he offered it too cheap. I put it for sale and found another guy to trade his deus I and some cash.. and then it turned out my mate didn’ have the WS4 headphones included. So that’s what you get when being presumptious. And stupid. So I guess i did a bad deal there and I’m still trying to fix it as much as possible.
This one I’m selling now for 700. Found someone who wants to give that but I have to drive to there in a week. I have another WS5 and white coil from the other trade i did (moron). I thought I’d keep the WS5 because no one wants to spend more than 150 to that, which is almost what they’d pay for a WS4 too. But then again, I rather have 150 and use my own corded headphones if i ever need them (which is rarely). Today I detected the field and I can’t imagine I’m missing tones because everything is very clear and I’m not a person that digs the tiniest of whisp.
Today I went out for an hour on some grass/Weeds with the HF coil. Not sure why people like it that much. I had it before and alwyas felt like it found a lot less. My mate would find 18 coins for example, with his 13″ black coil and I’d have like 4. Plus he’d have the smallest silver coins and I didn’t have anything. Not lol :p So I got rid of all whites and x35 and kept my 28cm old version and I was very happy with it. One of the last times I got to go on a well known trampled field and I got an average of 1 target dug every 2 minutes. It’s amazing.